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Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
Volume 3, Issue 1, Pages 2-12
http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/oxim.3.1.10476

Markers of Oxidative Stress in Erythrocytes and Plasma During Aging in Humans

Department of Biochemistry, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, India

Received 26 October 2009; Revised 26 October 2009; Accepted 30 October 2009

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Abstract

Aging is an inevitable universal biological process, which can be characterized by a general decline in physiological function with the accumulation of diverse adverse changes and increased probability of death. Among several theories, oxidative stress/free radical theory offers the best mechanistic elucidation of the aging process and other age-related phenomenon. In the present paper, we discuss the aging process and have focused on the importance of some reliable markers of oxidative stress which may be used as biomarkers of the aging process.